“The CHT is a history of different nationalities. I cannot think, how that history has not been enshrined in our constitution. A constitution is a system which directs the way to advance a backward and oppressed nation, in equal pace of an advanced nation. But we do not find of that way in this draft constitution.”
- M N Larma
(Extract from the speech delivered in the Constituent Assembly during adoption of the constitution of Bangladesh in 1972)
Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti (PCJSS) is the only political organization of the eleven multilingual indigenous Jumma people of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), southeastern part of Bangladesh. It is established on 15th February 1972 with its humanitarian ideology that based on the principles of the Nationalism, Democracy, Secularism, Equality and Social Justice. The founder of the PCJSS was the forerunner of the renaissance of the Jumma people, the member of the Gona Parishad (Constituent Assembly) and the Parliament Mr. Manabendra Narayan Larma.